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by clare
Thu Jun 12, 2008 8:13 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: elderflower crawling with minuscule bugs!
Replies: 23
Views: 11737

bugs,bugs,bugs!

Yes I too had bugs when I made elderflower cordial last week but just shook them out over the sink,did my thing and strained through muslin and it tasted fine and I froze half my cordial in ice cube trays as it goes off after a few weeks and I hate waste!!
by clare
Thu Jun 12, 2008 7:58 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Weeds!
Replies: 6
Views: 2891

have you tried nettle soup??

Sorry couldn't resist,we have a constant battle with the blighters to the point we have to resort the strimmer or we couldn't find our patch.Did you know nettles are all related??I pulled up loads of metre squared when we moved in to make our patch and they were all joined to one another and it is t...
by clare
Thu Jun 12, 2008 7:50 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: kids allotments
Replies: 10
Views: 1872

what a great idea!

I feel a bit mean now only giving my little girl 3 pots and putting the sunflower in the patch(under rabit protection).She has a pot for carrots,one for strawberries and one for tomatoes and says she will eat all her own produce so a few more pots next year I think with,broccoli,parsnips,cauliflower...
by clare
Thu Jun 12, 2008 7:43 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Darn pigeons eating my brassicas!
Replies: 26
Views: 4299

never mind pidgeons,it's catapillars here.

Little blighters munched their way through all my brassicas last year so I contructed a tunnel today out of roll of 5" square mesh we had here when we moved in and covered the whole lot with fleece and fingers crossed it will do the trick but any suggestions on the mouse in my patch eating seeds and...
by clare
Thu Jun 12, 2008 7:27 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: hello everyone!!!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 2162

I thought it looked fab too!

Hiya,we are in South Norfolk so probably not far.We too are getting chickens 19th July(can't wait) ex-batts so I hope they lay.I have my name down for two chicks that will be 14 weeks mid sept as" my lack of eggs back up plan" ,I hope the 6 ex-bats do lay as I have my chalk board all made and ready ...
by clare
Wed Jun 11, 2008 5:23 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: greetings from Norfolk
Replies: 15
Views: 1694

greetings from Norfolk

Hi Everyone I am Clare from Norfolk.I live with Hubby and our 2 girls aged 6 and 2 on just over half an acre in a small higgledy piggledy cottage.We have been growing our own fruit and veg for a year now and the chicken arrive soon.I have been reading the posts on" ish" for a while and thought it wa...